Self Help Blog

Darkness into Light

Recently, in work with clients from all walks of life, it has come to me that there is a basic phenomenon, at least symbolically, that there is a battleground on the human psyche between forces of light and dark, good and evil, positive and negative.  If a person can form an intent, and do the work, then the forces of lightness can overtake the dark. I tell many of my clients that there are “feel good emotions” and “feel bad emotions”.   It is easy to know where one is on this continuum.   When one is dwelling primarily in “feel good emotions”, one feels good, and in turn, this kind of energy brings self and others in one’s presence, up, into a sense of lightness and purpose.  “Feel good emotions” include a sense of hope, courage, joyfulness, peace, love, unconditional love  and, at the highest level, bliss. When one is dwelling in “feel bad emotions”, one feels bad, and others in the surrounding space pick up on this negativity.  It is easy to know what “feel bad” emotions are:  hate, fear, anger, sadness, depression, hopelessness, shame, doubt, guilt, blame;  any of these directed at the self or others.  Obviously, a trick…